BOTOX Cosmetic vs. Dermal Fillers
If you’ve been considering cosmetic injectables to restore the youthful features of your face, you may be wondering which product is the best choice to attain the refreshed, rejuvenated look you desire. BOTOX Cosmetic® and dermal fillers can improve most signs of age, but knowing which type of injectable is best suited to treat your concerns typically depends on the aspects of your appearance you wish to improve. Are you more concerned with smoothing fine lines, or do you want to improve a sunken or hollow look? Do your features seem flat, or are brow wrinkles causing you to look constantly angry? Our board-certified plastic surgeon can shed light on how to determine the most ideal treatment for you, but in general:
- BOTOX Cosmetic® can benefit patients who are interested in wrinkle reduction. Decreased collagen production as you get older means it’s easier for fine lines to form, often deepening due to repeated facial expressions like smiling and frowning. BOTOX Cosmetic® can relax these wrinkles by temporarily preventing overuse of the facial muscles that form expression lines. This aesthetic neuromodulator can successfully treat frown lines, crow’s feet, and wrinkles across the brow.
- Dermal fillers can add volume for patients who would like to enhance facial fullness. Made of hyaluronic acid—a naturally occurring substance in the body—dermal fillers like Restylane® can plump the lips and cheeks, or restore volume in the temples and hands. This can help recreate the youthful contours of the face, as well as fill in deeper creases such as marionette lines and nasolabial folds.
The results of BOTOX Cosmetic® tend to last roughly three months, while Restylane® can last anywhere from 6 to 18 months depending on which product is used. If you have any questions about the difference between BOTOX Cosmetic® and dermal fillers, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani or our experienced nurse injectors would be happy to address your concerns. Don’t hesitate to contact our practice to book a consultation today.